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, and to the middle east now, that truce between israel and hamas holding. but now, a brewing crisis in egypt. giant protests because of their new leader and what he's done. president mohamed morsi, seen here with secretary of state hillary clinton, helping to broker that truce, but right after, a push from morsi for more power. many of the people of egypt said not so fast, and the protests are growing now. abc's matt gutman in the region again tonight for us. >> reporter: with massive protests, a cloud of tier gas, egypt is again in turmoil tonight. the violence, a reaction to egypt's first democratically elected leader, mohamed morsi, declaring all his presidential decisions are exempt from appeal or review by law makers or the courts. protesters torching a muslim brother office in alexandria and mohamed elle bar are detweeting, he appointed himself egypt's new f farrow. >> just months ago, morsi was obscure before being elected in may, shooting to international prominence this week by brokers the hamas/israel cease-fire. solidifying himself as a key u.s. al li. >> i want to thank president morsi
the border tonight, egypt is leading intense international talks to broker a cease-fire. in cambodia today, president obama worked the phones calling israel and egypt's leaders. but back here, between the bombs, children were able to get outside and smile while others hoped for quieter times. >> we need peace. we need peace. if they stopped, if sharyn alfonsi stopped, i'm sure they will stop. >> reporter: but of course it's not that simple. both sides say they want peace but blame the other for preventing it. so tonight while many hope for a peace deal, the missiles keep flying. >> thanks. let's get perspective from our global anchor christiane amanpour in jerusalem. christiane, we know the situation where israel has been threatening for days to roll tanks into gaza. hamas calls it a bluff. do you have a better sense how real it is and when a ground invasion might happen? >> reporter: well, the threat is real. in fact, one israeli official told me today perhaps we'll have to make the sword clearer to energize the diplomacy. on the other hand, they want to make the diplomacy work and are re
a role did she play and how big a role was this for the new government of egypt in fashioning this truce? >> reporter: well, any time a secretary of state travels, it's really important. and she was there for the closing. but all the american officials have said, this was egypt's proposal. america spoke to hamas through egypt. israel spoke to hamas through egypt. and president obama in his statement after the cease-fire said that he had urged the israeli prime minister to accept egypt's proposal. they definitely played the major role here in getting hamas to the table. i had an exclusive interview with the head of hamas, he said what they want out of it is a lifting of the siege. that may happen. what israel wants out of it is no more rockets into israel and no more supply of weapons to gaza. they might get that, as well. but of course, we're going to watch. it's fragile. >> and christiane, you heard the word the white house used today, tenuous, late this afternoon. what is your sense on the ground about how strong the truce is? >> reporter: well, it's really early days. it went into eff
the birthplace of the spring in egypt almost two years ago and once again egyptians are protesting this time trying to hold on to their democracy during a turbulent november. and abc's alex marquardt was on the scene in cairo today. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution today once again ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: this time it's for this man, president mohammed morsi whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. it has led to days of bloody clashes. the crowed is chanting erhal, or leave. these are many of the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they've substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, the dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held an historic election and voted in a new president. >> he's like a pharaoh. >> reporter: morsi's office says it is temporary to put egypt on the right track. tonight the wise voices say it's far from fear that will win the showdown, but there are certainly more bloody days ahead on egypt's bumpy
states. for instance, its friend egypt used to be able to keep the peace in this region. will egypt's new islamist president do the same? and, of course, the arab spring means the governments are much more answerable to their own people. here in the region, everyone is hoping this is over quickly. no one can afford a wider war. >> thank you, christiane amanpour reporting. as of tonight, the death toll stands at at least 19 palestinians dead and 3 israelis. >>> just ahead, we're going to change gears to meet the parents and adopted children united in an unlikely place. craigslist. anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicare and... social security for generations to come. we can do better than a last minute deal... that would hurt all of us. i'i invest i
. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and called this aggression untenable. the president of egypt warned israel, practically threatened israel to stop this aggression, as he called it, or else. hamas also wants to show that this is a new middle east. hamas is part of this muslim brotherhood that is here in this part of the arab world, that it has new friends, it believes, and it is not going to take it lying down. we're waiting to see how this develops. it could escalate the next 24 to 48 hours. that's going to be critical. bill? >> thank you, christiane. it will's turn to the other side, hamas may be considered a terrorist organization by the u.s. and israeli governments, but in gaza, they are the elected leaders, embolden by new allies after the arab spring. and abc's alex marquardt has been reporting amid relentless air strikes there. >> reporter: as of tonight, israe
's your name? >> egypt. >> amen. i love you. >> i love you. bye-bye. >> he's on a song called "when it's all over" which so is beautiful. the chorus goes "when they lay me down put my soul rest when they ask me how i spent my life at least i got to love you" i feel that way about my husband and son. >> reporter: you like being a mother so much, will there be more little babies? >> i would love to have some more, at least one more for sure. at least one more but i have to finish this. i'll have to fin thish tour and this stuff first because the juggle is something. >> reporter: if it all sounds rosy and bright now things started out on rougher ground when keys and dean got together, he had a 1-year-old and just separated from his wife. a month later he had a daughter with another woman. it started off a little rocky. keys says things are working well now with egypt and his three siblings. >> so, three brothers and a sister and the way they love each other is crazy. it it's -- it's really special. >> reporter: you have a big brood. >> do i. i actually do. >> reporter: you are bucking the
, thank you. >>> in egypt tonight, spreading protest after the new president made a play for more pow they are weekend. egyptian president mohamed morsi made a truce with israel and hamas but it's what he did next now causing outrage in a region on edge. alex marquardt in the region tonight. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution, today, again filled with protesters calling for the downfall of another president. last week, president mohammed morsi placed himself above any oversight, declaring, the president may take the necessary actions and measures to protect the country and the goals of the revolution. morsi's office says he is trying to punish the old regime. but there is no judiciary or legislative body to keep him in check. and many egyptians are attacking his absolute power. >> we have a new leader in town. >> reporter: the united states which thought of egypt as a close ally says the power grab is against the spirit of the revolution. the president's office says the moves are just temporary and now many are not buying it. supporters and opponents of the president ar
morning. >>> then we will turn our focus to egypt. there are fears there of a new civil war in a country considered the number one arab ally of the u.s. we'll explain why that nation is again in such turmoil. >> protests. major protests planned for tuesday. >>> also this morning, family members call it a thanksgiving miracle. a young man who was the victim of a random act of violence, wakes up from a coma after a gunshot that could have killed him. >> never lose hope, i guess, is the moral of that story. wow. >>> and the frightening situation for superstar halle berry over the weekend that forced her to take legal action. we'll get the scoop later this half hour in "the skinny." we talked about the story at the end of last week. new developments over the weekend. it's pratt sad story, especially considering there's a little 4-year-old girl in the middle of that, but we'll get to that. >>> first, investigators say, far fewer workers might have died in the massive garment factory fire if there had been emergency exits. this morning there's word of a fire at a second factory in bangladesh.
at the u.n. and in egypt to finally reach a truce here. we asked abc's christiane amanpour in jerusalem, where diplomatic efforts now stands. >> reporter: the gang of nine are meeting the prime minister and senior advisers and cabinet to try to figure out how to respond to a proposal put forward by egypt. so the effort is really under way to have a diplomatic solution. whether it works or not we are waiting to see. all the american efforts are going through egypt, when it comes to hamas. they're taking the lead. from what we understand, egypt wants to have a cease-fire, then a bigger negotiation about lifting the siege of gaza. hamas wants that all to be part of one agreement. and israel wants to see a stop of hostilities, no more rockets into israel and doesn't want to link that to a cease-fire. so those are the parameters. how they get close together to make a success of this is really what's under way right now. >> thank you, christiane am afternoon pour, reporting from jerusalem. the "l.a. times" did a great story on this, summed up the heart of the conflict here. and it says -- any
tipping them off that they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. when security officials say it appeared the railroad crossing was not closed at the time of the accident. egypt's railway system has a terrible safety record. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float carrying war veterans in texas. authorities say the train was traveling below its speed limit when it hit the float, killing four veterans. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a shipwreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian coal schooner named "the bessy white," lost about 90 years ago. the ship became visible when the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that st
-missile system. three israelis have been killed around 50 wounded. egypt and turkey are working feverishly to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire" a haps spokesman told us. they continue carrying out massacres against our people. officials are saying tight-lipped. >> for the momentrockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option includinging the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of a possible ground assault how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not
by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal, but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of cease-fire will come about very soon. >> thanks to alex, and now let's bring in abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour who joins us from jerusalem. christiane, what is the situation there militarily? are there still fears of a ground war? >> reporter: martha, from the military point of view, they want to just get rid of as much of hamas' rocket-launching capability as possible. i just talked to a senior military official here, an israeli official, who said they seemed to be quite pleased with what they've done so far. in about a thousand sorties, they've taken out quite a lot of the rocket-launching capability, so if there is
to be a continuing struggle between hamas and israel and gaza. i think -- by the way, i think that egypt's role in this, president morsi's role was really a wonderful sight for the future, it tells us that the muslim brotherhood who control egypt are going to be a major force throughout the region are going to be moderates and are going to try to -- >> with a price. >> that's real concern. to follow-up on something that joe said, everyone is happy that there was a cease-fire. but i think, actually, the wrong lessons are going to be learned by both sides. what's going to eand up in this process, israelis now want a military conflict and the palestinians who want to confront israel, they'll be emboldened for different reasons. the big problem is, fear exists on both sides. i wrote about this this week as well as the fiscal cliff. i don't think either side can see a future where conflict doesn't exist. the conflict has now given their lives meaning. if they take away the conflict, israel doesn't have a meaning. and the palestinians don't have a meaning. >> i feel some people actually started to se
, what with the syrian war going on just to the north of us. everyone is looking towards egypt to broker some sort of deal between the militant groups and israel as they have done in the past. egypt, for its part, has withdrawn its ambassador from israel. so far, no progress has been made on that front. of course, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, again, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a sorse says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $50 million. rita crundwel
they say he has been hiding out working as a drug cartel hitman. >> just of 9:00 sunday morning in egypt and protesters are gearing up for another day of fights with pro government police. this is video of thousands of people running away from tear gas fire. protests began after president morsi made himself and his policies immune from judicial review. one man said this is not why hosni mubarak was swept from power last year. >> this is a dictator toship, not what the revolution was about, morsery sid his new powers are needed to fight egypt's enemies. >> question nets death of yassar arafat could be answered this week. investigators will exhume his body tuesday, and sample will be taken to determine if he was poisoned. >>> still to come at 11:00, nhl players locked out but that not keeping fans away from the ice. the san francisco minor league team that is turning the lockout into a success. >>> plus, snow in the bay area. the local city that transported kids to a winter playland. >>> forget black >> ama: locked out nhl players hit the ice too raise money for super storm sandy vices. --
morning in egypt and protesters are gearing up for another day of fights with pro government police. this is video of thousands of people running away fromr gas fire. protests began after president morsi made himself and his policies immune from judicial review. one man said this is not why hosni mubarak was swept from >> this is a dictator toship, not what the revolution was about, morsery sid his new powers are needed to fight egypt's enemies. >> question nets death of yassar arafat could be answered this week. investigators will exhume his body tuesday, and sample will be taken to determine if he was poisoned. >>> still to come at 11:00, nhl players locked out but that not keeping fans away from the ice. the san francisco minor league team that is turning the lockout into a success. >>> plus, snow in the bay area. the local city that transported kids to a winter playland. >>> forget black >> ama: locked out nhl players hit the ice too raise money for super storm sandy vices. -- sandy victims. it was called operation hat trick. tickets sold from 20 to $100 each and the nhl players
egypt. but the key player in all of this is a man who is a hero to many palestinians. and a terrorist to israelis. the leader of hamas. a new power player in the world, and abc's christiane amanpour is in cairo. she's got an exclusive interview. >> reporter: terry, cairo has been the scene of frantic shuttle diplomacy today. u.s. cemetery of state hillary clinton as well as the u.n. chief have been here. they will not talk to hamas, because hamas is considered by the u.s. and israel and much of the west as a terrorist organization. so, when you hear about the man who the egyptian president is negotiating with on behalf of israel, it's this man that i spoke to today. and we had a fiery exchange about civilian casualties, both in israel and in gaza and about why hamas won't recognize israel's right to exist. anyone looking for a sign that the arab spring has changed the middle east can find it here. the cease-fire would not have happened without this man. but for decades, he's bun one of israel's most hated enemies. they've tried to kill him and they consider him a terrorist. today, he
couldn't locate on a map. >> cameroon. >> egypt. >> get your spot. good, swing it. >> reporter: that is mark hughes, director of scouting for the new york knicks. this is his fourth year volunteering as a coach here. what do you think the kids get out of it? >> they have heart, passion, they play hard. what they don't have is a spot of great construction. guys, when we say attack, we want you to drive the ball to the basket. >> reporter: are you here as a coach or a scout? >> both. >> reporter: so, will you go back and say, hey, there are a couple of guys here we have to -- >> absolutely. >> good shot, boy. >> reporter: just ask luc mbah a moute. he was at the first of these nba camps in africa. >> good shot, good shot. >> nice cut and a deep catch by mbah a moute. >> reporter: today, he makes almost $5 million as a player with the milwaukee bucks. he's one of six basketball without borders graduates now playing with the nba. >> for kids, they have the right to stay kids, you know? and basketball brings them back to that stage, you know, going through all the stuff they going t
worse for a key ally in the middle east, egypt. protests there have turned violent, with police firing tear gas at crowds, furious that president mohammed morsi has declared total power over the courts system there. now, he insists the move is only temporary, but several of his top advisers have now resigned and today in response egypt's stock market plummeted. >>> meanwhile back here at home, a critical link between new york and new jersey has reopened. four weeks after hurricane sandy. you'll recall the video you see here, water gushing into the p.a.t.h. commuter train system. submerging tracks and stations. well, crews have finally finished pumping out millions of gallons of water that rushed in. but four weeks later, about half of the buildings near wall street shut down because of flooding still aren't open. many are home to large financial and law firms and could be closed for months because of electrical damage. >>> and officials now say human error caused this massive gas explosion in springfield, massachusetts, friday. a utility worker accidentally punctured a pipeline while l
of mourning. >>> happening now, egypt's president standing by his decision to give himself sweeping new powers. today president morsi told the nation's tom judges that he acted within his rights. -- his move put him above any oversight, including that of the courts. opposition is denouncing the power grab as dictatorial and vows to press on with protests. >>> back from thanksgiving break congress reconvenes with 236 days to go before automatic increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff go into effect this is a live look of the senate floor, you see mcconnell the minority leader speaking now. president obama and congressional leaders are not expected to meet this week they want give staffers more time to work through differences first. the president is expected to hit the road to lied public support for his proposal. -- road to mobilize public support for his proposal. >>> current secretary of date will be termed out in 2014, if elected, ye hopes to expand california's online voter registration program into an online voting program. >>> that fog is hanging tough today itch >> worst s
this crane also owns the one that collapsed in new york during hurricane sandy. >>> to the crisis in egypt. clashes have broken out in cairo hours before planned massive rally by opponents of the country's president. thousands are taking to the streets, throwing rocks, clashing with police near the u.s. embassy in tahrir square. angry protesters want president morsi to rescind decreases granting himself near absolute powers. morsi has tried to soften his position saying he is only increasing his powers temporarily. >>> palestinian officials say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied hours after being exhumed. it began early today under the cover of huge blue sheets. officials say samples were given to experts from switzerland, france and rush the former palestinian leader died of a stroke in 2004. the underlying cause remains a mystery. >>> visit to capitol hill by ambassador rice changing the mines of republicans who oppose her -- the minds of republicans who oppose her expected nomination to secretary of state. some say they are more troubled now than they were over her initial expla
this morning is southern egypt a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. distraught families search the tracks tore loved ones. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. badly maintained equipment. >> we are learning more about a man arrested at the oakland international airport yesterday. the officials believe he tried to sneak bomb maybeling materials through the gate. >> authorities in missouri arrested a man they say planned to shoot up a theater during the >> we did some digging and found this website for jeff who appears to be in creative media. his linked-in profile said he's an executive creator director and producer origin rate tore contest in the los angeles area. but click on the company's link and you are out of luck. he was arrested while going through the check point at southwest airlines. he was on his way home to southern california. we are told he took off his watch and put it in a bi
wounding 20. clinton will meet with egypt's president today she has already met with the israeli prime minister and the palestinian president. clinton and other world leaders are trying to piece together a deal tone the conflict. more than 130 palestinians and five israelis have been killed. >>> president obama is back at the white house in time for thanksgiving he landed last night following his three-day tour of southeast asia which included his landmark visit to myanmar the first serving u.s. president to visit the country. mr. obama also visited cambodia yesterday. however, political analysts say the president's trip has been overshadowed by the mideast crisis. >>> hewlett-packard is trying lick wounds after the stock took a beating yesterday after stunning news. >> steve jobs' vision of a new headquarters is going to have to wait. jane king can tell us why that is. >> good morning. apple says construction on is new building won't be finished until 2016. the city may not be able to complete its environmental impact report until june and apple may not be able to start work until 201
you overseas where more than 100,000 people in the middle of a very angry political protest in egypt. their demands and concerns about yet another major uprising there. >> talk about another sense of deja vu. wow. >>> also this half hour, a major consumer alert about pork. trusted researchers found a dangerous form of bacteria in the uncooked meat and potential for trouble for your family. it does not end there. so beware what's on the dinner plate, folks. >> just make sure you cook it really good. >>> and later, the massive uproar for producers of the sitcom "two and a half men" after angus t. jones told the public not to woch. so is the show cursed? we'll get to that. >> they've had a rocky 18 months, that's for sure. >> mm-hmm. >>> but first, the clock is ticking down toward tonight's half a billion-dollar power ball lottery. players from california and nevada, which don't have the powerball, have been streaming into the state of arizona. in fact, to buy their tickets. yet another immigration problem for governor brewer in arizona. >> some said they waited in line an hour and a ha
their word? >> reporter: that's right, rob. israel said it would stop its air strikes on gaza while egypt's prime minister, his name is hesham kandil, visited. we expected a truce of around three hours. but it's very clear, now, that that has not happened. we've heard and felt the thuds of israeli strikes continuing on the gaza strip. just a short while ago, our gaza producer reported that two palestinians were killed in the strikes, several were wounded. their identities right now are unclear. but the condition for this truce was that palestinian militants would stop firing on to southern israel. and they did not do that. we have seen ourselves, from right near our hotel, they have been firing rockets. you hear the loud whoosh, the long vapor trails and the clouds of smoke. any talk of a truce is simply incorrect. >> alex, what is the feeling that you're getting? could israel send in ground troops? >> reporter: well, from the very beginning they've talked about enlarging this operation. from the aerial offensive it's been so far, to include a ground invasion of gaza. yesterday, we saw la
. egypt and tunisia are now sending diplomats. coming up at 6:00 we'll talk with demonstrators on both sides and hear from the consul general on if he thinks information war could have an affect on the shooting war in gaza. >>> forter cia director david petraeus made a public appearance today. he testified before congress about the dead lay tack on the u.s. consulate in libya telling lawmakers it it was a terrorist attack and added the u.s. did not reveal the suspected role of al qaeda because the obama administration did not want the terrorists to know u.s. intelligence was on their trail. initial accounts of the attack blamed violence on backlash from a antimuslim film. petraeus did not discuss the affair that led to his resignation last week. >> and today a closed door meeting two sides have to make a deal before january 1, that is when $650 billion are scheduled to come to an end. both sides are sounding optimistic. >> i believe the framework i've outlined in our meeting today istop: consistent of what the president well call for a fair, balance add approach. >> this is a construct
, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on capitol hill say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan.
and hamas in gaza? or will frantic, behind-the-scenes negotiations, talks in neighboring egypt, help bring an 11th-hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. many others were hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the sky. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink tonight. abc's christiane amanpour and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were kill
for a seventh day. there had been reports out of egypt that a cease-fire could be agreed upon by tonight. sources say any announcement won't come until tomorrow. >> four men with ties to southern california facingo;[÷z% terroorism choorjz they're accused of trying to kill americans we'll have more on that spot coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> a pilot of a small plane walked away with miner injuries after crashing near san rafael airport. fire officials tell us the pilot had trouble this morning trying to turn back, he managed to land in a marsh about a mile away. up to 50 gallons of fuel spilled and crews are cleaning that up. >> pittsburgh city crews have restored water service after an overnight water main break affected more than a dozen homes. people lost water service around midnight. >> in redwood city a handful of homes lost service because of a broken main near the government center, firefighters pumped out water and residents were able to return home. >> and workers expect to find a broken road by story road. 24 cher customers have been out water this morning. the water comp
. >> the visit as two sides fired rockets at each other for a seventh day. egypt's president announced he expected a deal on a cease fire today but that did not materialize. unclear whether a deal would be reached. >> couples turned to a bay area man to help them adopt children from ukraine. >> there are concerns the couples are not getting the full story. >> dan noiz has the story of one couple whose adopted children came from a mental institution. >> this has been probable lit hardest thing i, i can't imagine going through anything any worse. >> laurie ask jason thought they were doing the right thing. the north carolina couple decided to adopt two children from an u orphanage but say they were misled by people supposed to make sure adoptions went smoothly. >> it's destroyed our family. it has destroyed our family literally. >> in april, 2010 the couple group. >> i cry cried throughout the presentation. >> they were hooked. the group introduced them to advocate for orphans. avila charged them $4875 for services. >> he's supposed to make sure that we have all of the information that we n
brokered by egypt and the united states. under the deal hamas stop firing rockets into israel and israelies have abried to open border crossings into gaza. secretary of state clinton says the cease fire is an important first step. >> people of the region deserve the chance to live free from fear, and violence. and today's agreement is a step in the right direction we should build on. >> abc 7 news spoke with a palestinian doctor in gaza that is with the middle east children alliance, a group helping children traumatized by violence. >> in five minutes from my home to my office, i could see destruction and the i can see the zried homes. the worst part of this, of the after tack against gaza ais the affect on the children. and they have been this time, we'll find out the disorder.pqjv said in israel. a bomb exploded in tel aviv. a militant group claimed presponsibility for that. >> back at home, after years of debate we're closer now to finding out the fate of a popular north bay oyster farm. today the secretary of the interior heard from both sides of the contentious debate in point reyes na
of negotiations by the newly elected president of egypt and u.s. diplomats. the u.n. ambassador says now it it's time for the two sides to speak directly. >> this crisis was yet another reminder that the absence of peace always risks the presence of war. the united states remains firmly and fully committed to the only viable solution to the tragic israeli/palestinian conflict. two states for two peoples, reached through direct negotiations. >> there is a possibility. >> the israeli president says he agreed to the truce after being urged to do so by president obama. >>> hamas leaders sounded anything but conciliatory. they trumpeted the truce as a victory saying israel is inevitably destined for defeat. residents living in gaza echoed that theme saying it has refused to raise the white flag to israel. >>> we have good news to report with the cease-fire. we want to go to jerusalem. on the phone is abc's lama hasan. >> lama, thank you for joining us this morning. what can you tell us? >> good morning to you guys. well i think it is safe to say this is a region that remains on edge. to see if both
19 hours since the cease-fire between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton and egypt's foreign minister brokered the deal to end eight days of violence the worst fighting in years. for palestinians it means no more israeli airstrikes or hamas leaders assassinated in gaza for israel a stop to rocket fire from gaza, today the deal clouds negotiations to open border and allow people and goods to move freely. >>> back here neighbors of a disabled san francisco man have stepped up to find his stolen service dog. while he was getting dialysis, somebody broke his truck's window grabbed his dog lola. rob suffers from crohn's dis's and was just diagnosed with cancer, he says lola was one of the bright stops -- spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day, the most affectionate, sweetest, nicest, companion you could have. >> neighbors have stepped up, they've offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out fliers and knocked on doors looking for her. >>> berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. they hope someone will recognize t
of hamas for wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv that injured 27 people. >>> egypt's president has made a bold political move, fresh off his key role in negotiates that cease-fire. mohamed morsi has granted himself broad-new hours. courts cannot challenge his positions. it sets the stage for the retrial of former president hosni mubarak. >>> back here at home, a terrifying thanksgiving for a new hampshire couple. after curiosity got the best of their 2-year-old son. little cayden ledger opened a laundry chute on the second floor of his family's home. and he slid all the way down to the basement and got stuck inside the wall. his frantic parents could hear him screaming but couldn't find him. >> there was a ton of us running around, like -- and my sister was, like, oh, my god, he's in the wall. how did he get in the wall? he had just opened the door and gone through the chute. >> cayden's dad actually fractured his own wrist punching a hole in the wall just to hold his son's hand until the firefighters got there. they managed to get him out with just a few bumps and bruises. lucky little
to work. >> an avoidable tragedy. >>> and this is expected to be another tumultuous week for egypt's president mohamed morsi. they clashed in the square in cairo yesterday. a teenager was killed and 40 people hurt. morsi who, of course, brokered the mideast cease-fire last week is now under protest to take steps to give himself more absolute powers to run the country. >>> back here at home, top republican lawmakers now say they'd be willing to break a no tax pledge to avoid the fiscal cliff. georgia senator saxby chambliss was among those on the sunday talk shows who said he'd be willing to reconsider raising taxes if democrats will cut spending. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country only if the democrats agree to reform. >> the pledge signed 18 years ago is for that congress. the world has changed and the economic situation is different. >> now, congressional staffers met over the holiday weekend. and leaders intend to meet with the president this week. there are predictions it could be wrapped up before christmas. >> i like that optimism. >>>
and writing a new constitution above egypt's judish yairy. his spokesman says the decrees could not infringe on the course in any way. supporters intend to rally tomorrow. >> tensions running high in the middle east. israel defense minister announced he's quitting politics. israelies go to polls january 22 to vote for members of parliament. the graduate served as the israeli prime minister from 1999 until twun. >> new york city mayor is asking washington for $9.8 billion to help pay for damage from super storm sandy saying insurance will only pay for $9 billion of the $19 kbrinl sandy did to the city. the storm killed 40 residents, left 10,000 homeless. bloomberg says he expects feds to antiy up. >> i believe that we're going to win. i still think we're going to get that stadium on the west side.%fyqt i'm an optimist. >> new york governor kuomo is asking washington for $42 chris christie is seeking $30 william. total is still less than $146 billion washington provided after hurricane katrina. >> up next, nasa announces it's longest space flight and american astronauts that will take part in
tension in egypt this morning, among opponents of that country's president, mohamed morsi. things started getting rough on the streets of cairo, with protesters hurling molotov cocktails at police. they are seething about morsi's powers of placing himself beyond judicial review. a massive demonstration by morsi's opponent is planned for today. >>> we wanted you to check this out. from australia, early this morning. look at that. a crane, high above the streets of sydney caught fire. and then, the crane's arm falls on the roof of a nearby building. the rain operator escaped down a loader. no one was injured. the site was closed for a time. two weeks ago, concerns that diesel was leaking from the crane. the crane's owner also owns the crane in new york that collapsed during hurricane sandy. >> interesting there. >>> and speaking of sandy, one month after the month monster s the financial toll keeps growing. andrew cuomo says the repair for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. and the fallout continues at lipa, the long island utility company that's under fire for its slow respo
that plays out. tahman bradley in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and in egypt, cairo's tahrir square is a tinderbox as protests grow against president mohamed morsi. more than 200,000 people jammed the square to protest morsi's layton power grab last week. the crowd chanting for morsi to leave, echoing the call from the revolution that tossed hosni mubarak. >>> an investigation has revealed that the factory made clothes for walmart, sears and our parent company, disney. and there have been three factory officials suspected of locking the doors, dooming those workers inside. 112 people died in the fire. >>> the tampa socialite caught up in the petraeus sex scandal is now fighting back. attorneys for jill kelley are going after a new york man, who claimed kelley tried to use her connection to petraeus to broker a deal. this morning's "new york times" reports the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen, are only about 70 messages of the thousands the 2 exchanged. >>> bob dole is expected to be released from a washington area hospital this morning, after undergoi
by christmas. >>> turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of president mohamed morsi are calling for a second revolution. morsi is addressing his people today. a speech in which he's expected to discuss his move last week to seize near absolute power. thousands have been on the streets of cairo protesting that move since. morsi is showing no signs, though, of backing down. >>> and with the conflict in syria showing no signs of ending, the obama administration is reportedly considering deeper intervention there. this morning's "new york times" says no decisions have been made. but several options are being looked at, including providing arms to anti-government fighters. a decision on whether to deploy surface-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. >>> and a major milestone is expected at the u.n. today, when the general assembly votes to give statehood to the palestinians. this comes despite strong opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recogn
. the israelis and palestinians have marched back from their all-out war. peace brokered by egypt's president and secretary of state hillary clinton appears to be holding. but will it last? alex marquardt is in gaza city with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: for the first time since israel launched its operation a week ago, there's been no sounds of rockets taking off or landing this morning. for the time being, there's quiet in israel and gaza. here in gaza, hamas and its supporters are so confident they struck a decisive blow against israel, today has been declared a national holiday. jubilation in gaza, as the cease-fire was announced. people poured into the streets, waving the green hamas flag. firing guns in celebration. this morning, workers began to shovel up the debris. traffic clogged the streets. and stores opened up. >> now, they feel it was a war. and a real war. and what pain the palestinians feel when a bomb is coming to kill our children, our people and our house. >> reporter: it's a truce that cost around 170 lives. israeli and palestinian. and on both sides, few t
into their suv. more than 100 people were injured. >>> in the middle east this morning, egypt is holding talks with israel and hamas, hoping to extend their fragile cease-fire. hamas wants border restrictions on gaza lifted. >>> meantime, the new president of egypt is coming under scrutiny. mohamed morsi just granted himself sweeping, new powers, declaring the courts will no longer be allowed to overturn his decisions. opponents fete fires across the country in protest. >>> spectacular images out of russia now, showing a giant fireball moscow. it took 12 hours to put this thing out. amazi amazingly, no injuries reported. >>> back here at home, the post office, in desperate need of cash, is testing out a new service. same-day package delivery. it's being aimed at online shoppers who want or need the instant gratification of a store purchase and are willing to play a flat fee of about 10 bucks. the postal service says it's going to test this idea next month in san francisco. >>> and finally, as you eye the bargains during this holiday season, somebody may be eyeing you. some stores are now using
been a huge concern for the stock market. >>> and now, to the crisis in egypt. a key american ally in the middle east, which today, is bracing for more turmoil. thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets today, throwing rocks, clashing with police. they're furious that their new president, mohamed morsi, has declared authority over the country's court system. morsi has tried to soften his position, saying the apparent power-grab is only temporary. but concerns of widespread violence is so serious, a group of morsi supporters canceled a rally, fearing they would enrage the crowds even more. >>> and susan rice, president obama's likely replacement for hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice will sit down with three top republicans who claim that her comments in september about that attack in september on the u.s. consulate in libya, were misleading. john mccain, chief among those critics. but he backed from his threat to derail rice's nomination. >>> and dramatic video in florida. a fisherman spotted in the water. you can see here, clinging to a cooler. he had been hold
east, israel offered to suspend the offensive at the gaza strip during a visit by egypt's prime minister but the offer didn't hole hold. fighting escalated sharply overnight. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city. missiles also targeted about 150 other sites that they used to fire rockets at israel. fighting erupted with first ever hamas area in the tel aviv area and israel is calling up reservists. >> kristen: rain is big concern in daly city after a huge mudslide prompted crews to take pro-active measures. a broken water pipe sent nearly 98,000 gallons of water down on a hillside. most of it has been hauled away except for what accumulated on hillside park. what residents fear this rain and what is coming may carry mud down their street for a second time. let's take a live look at the area right now. you can see not really any rain yet maybe just a little damp. amy hollyfield will have a live update in the next half-hour what the city is doing to prepare for the wet weather that is certainly heading to daly city. >>> an aging pipe is being blamed for this water main break i
. egypt's train has a poor safety record. >>> and also, possible bomb components found in a carry-on bag. new information about the man arrested at oakland airport. and lake tahoe ski resorts prepare for another big >> this is abc7 news. >> authorities in missouri arrested a man they say planned to shoot up a theater during the showing of the twilight movie. his name is blake. his mother turned him in. she told police she thought he intended to shoot people at the movie. he purchased two automatic wins and hundreds of bullets. she said it remind her of the attack in colorado this year with the opening of "the dark knight" show. the police said he is mentally ill and not on his medication. >>> we are learning more about the man arrested at oakland international airport. they believe he tried to sneak bomb materials through security. we have what we've learned about the suspect. >> abc7 news learned 49-year-old jeffrey told investigators he was an artist, carrying artwork through the airport last night, not components that could be used to make a bomb as police believed. we did some diggin
. >>> in world news, rocket fire continues this morning in the gaza strip even as egypt tries to broke area cease-fire. a hamas record aimed at he will receive was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. we then to union chair, while you are shopping bombs are dropping. rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaz
fire continues this morning in the gaza strip even as egypt tries to broker a cease-fire. this morning president obama is standing be signed israel's right to defend itself. a hamas record aimed at he will -- tel aviv was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> this is a display of some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro-palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. they were yelling "while you are shopping, bombs are dropping. the rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews
with the latest. >> reporter: pressure for cease-fire is growing, negotiations going on now egypt. the u.n. secretary of general moon arrived there today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzull
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